EMYSystem Species Page: Trachemys decussata
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Trachemys (Slider Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Trachemys decussata (North Antillean Slider)
range of species Trachemys decussata
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831b : 28
Type Locality "America Boreali"; "West Indies" according to Mertens and Wermuth (1961:160)
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.4.79
Original name Emys decussata
Common name North Antillean Slider
Distribution Cuba and Isla de Pinos (= Juventud); possibly introduced on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac in the Cayman Islands
Comments Reviewed by Seidel (1988) and Schwartz and Henderson (1991). Pseudemys granti Barbour and Carr (1941:59) is synonymous with T. d. angusta (see Seidel and Adkins, 1987), and P. d. plana Barbour and Carr (1940:405) is synonymous with T. d. decussata according to Seidel (1988). Also includes Emys rugosa Cocteau and Bibron (1843:17) according to Seidel (1988; among others).
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